A Taste of Love (Juliette Hill’s Shorts Book 1) by Juliette Hill
In case some of you didn’t catch me on the Ron Shaw Show this past Monday, January 26, I’d like to fill you on my latest big project for 2015. I’m calling it Juliette’s Journey of Literary Inspiration! Basically, I’m travelling around the country, throughout the year, exploring highways and byways off the beaten path. At each selected destination, I hope to learn more about the local culture, people and places of interest that make these stops truly precious and valuable contributions to our American way of life.
I chose Kent Island, Maryland, as my first stop. This destination, just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, less than two hours from my home, has always seemed a charming place we passed on our way to the beach every summer. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I made Kent Island our primary focus for a trip to the historic and colorful region of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
After checking in to our waterfront hotel, we drove along Main Street, also known as Maryland Route 18. All along the road, we saw the iconic landmarks of the summer season, waterfront restaurants and hangouts as well as charming shops and businesses on our way to the small town of Stevensville. There, we discovered a fantastic antique shop Stevensville Antiques, and I felt like I was in treasure hunting heaven!
Among the wonderful inventory of local artifacts and Eastern Shore treasures, several things caught my eye. The first was a book, THE FORGOTTEN SEVEN: The Decoy Carvers of Kent Island, by Hugo Gemignani, reprinted and sold by the Kent Island Heritage Society, Inc. I’m so excited to learn more about this art form, which spans generations of residents of the island. I purchased a hand-painted, Mallard duck decoy signed by artist Jane Rinker, which I will tell you more about in a future post.
We couldn’t leave Kent Island without trying Annie’s Paramount Steak House’s award-winning Cream of Crab soup. You only have to read my collaborative writing series with Annie Acorn (as Charlotte Kent) to understand the significance of this particular delicacy to our Captain’s Point Stories series.
Look for more follow up posts in the coming weeks as I explore a few other unique destination on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Peninsula.
Happy Travelling, Exploring and Treasure Hunting!
All the Best,
Pen & Ink 2014 (Pen & Ink Writers’ Resources) Edited by Annie Acorn